Two Newquay Tretherras students, Emma Chamberlain and Daisy Clark, have advanced to the Regional Final of a nationwide competition for young singers called ‘Teen Star’.
Both girls, who aspire to one day have careers as singer/songwriters, sang their own original songs for their audition in front of a panel of music industry judges at the beginning of February.
Doing well in the competition could prove beneficial for the teens as past contestants have gone on to sign contracts with record labels whilst last year’s winner Luke Friend later came third in the final of The X Factor.
Daisy, who has over 400,000 online views of her song covers said, “Teen Star contacted me after seeing my videos on YouTube and asked me to audition. I would love to be involved in the music industry when I’m older so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to showcase my songs.”
Emma commented, “It was nerve wracking performing in front of the judges so I was really relieved when they told me I had gotten through to the next round.”
The Regional Final takes place in Exeter on 30th March and if the girls are successful, they will proceed to the Area Finals and possibly the National Grand Final, which is held at the O2 in London.
Mr John Knight, Head of Music at Newquay Tretherras commented on the girls by saying, ‘Emma is a versatile musician with a great sense of musical style. Daisy has a natural flair for song writing; her music has a laid back feel with beautifully balanced melodies. We are very proud that both Tretherras girls have got this far in the competition and wish them all the best as they progresses to the next stage.’
Videos of both girls can be found on youtube under their own names.